Robben expects toughest race in years against ‘improved’ Arsenal
Arjen Robben believes that Arsenal are in the last few years has improved, and expects in the eighth finals of the Champions League in a tricky duel against the English team.
“I think Arsenal are again improved in comparison with the past years”, says the attacker of Bayern Munich in The Telegraph.
“Of course we have them for the last few years off, but I think that this is sometimes the most difficult parts about race can be due to their form at this time. The chance is fifty-fifty is that we continue.”
Since 2010, Arsenal always turned off in the eighth finals of the Champions League. In the last four seasons played Bayern six times against Arsenal. The Germans won three times.
According to Robben the team of Arsène Wenger to be seen as outsider. “The level of Arsenal is once again went up. They can be tricky in the Champions League.”
Wednesday plays Bayern first home, but Robben does not see this as a big disadvantage. “It all depends on the first match. If we are home, no goal to collect, then I will go with a happy feeling to London.”
Robben had rather be against another English club played. “I would like to have against Leicester City want tickets,” says Robben, laughing. “That match is not necessarily easier or harder, but different.”
Robben follows the Premier League closely and saw last year how Leicester City surprisingly became champion. “It was really a fairy tale. I was very pleased manager Claudio Ranieri, because he is me in 2004, Chelsea made it.”
Robben is not that Leicester City to the contenders belongs to the Champions League to win. “I think there are seven or eight teams actually have a chance. You just never know. Once a bad half and you are out.”
Recently extended Robben are afgelopende contract by one year, allowing the attacker next season at Bayern plays. Robben has not at any time thought to be a departure from Munich.
“There is no team who are a step higher than Bayern, so for me there were few options to consider. I am happy at the club and if the next year is a good year, I can imagine that I my contract with a year extension.”
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